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Thailand / Brazil / Central America: Business Trips for German Stakeholders

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 23, 2013

Countries in Southeast Asia have big plans for solar energy. Thailand’s government in particular knows precisely how its future energy and environment policies should look like. It has pledged to both expand the use of renewables and improve energy efficiency across the nation. Until 2021, the government aims at a share of 25 % from renewable sources, while decreasing the total energy consumption by up to 20 % compared to 2005. These are some of the figures presented at the information meeting “Solarthermie in Industrie und Gewerbe in Thailand: Potentiale für deutsche Unternehmen” (translated as “Solar thermal in Thailand’s industry and trade: Potential for German companies”), which the Agency for International Cooperation, GIZ, held in Berlin, Germany, at the beginning of March. The GIZ also supports a business trip, which will take place from 27 to 31 May this year. The trip for German entrepreneurs is organised in cooperation with the German-Thai Chamber of Commerce (AHK Thailand). The photo shows the installation of a large-scale solar thermal plant in Thailand.
Photo: Aschoff Solar

Thailand: Prefabricated Container Solution Improves Quality in Tannery

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on April 9, 2013

Danish shoe producer ECCO runs the largest solar thermal installation in Thailand: 1,890 m² of vacuum tube collectors provide the company’s factory in Ayutthaya with up to 80 tons of hot water per day. Planned and installed by German engineering company Aschoff Solar, the process heat installation supplies the different tanning processes with water at temperatures between 35 and 70°C. The photo shows the three stackable containers, including the ready-to-use tanks, pump groups and heat exchangers prefabricated in Germany. The system offers a solar controller with graphical display and online remote control.
Photo: Aschoff Solar

Thailand: Government Continues Subsidy Programme in 2013

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on February 15, 2013

Since January 2013, the government of Thailand has continued to subsidise commercial solar thermal installations which are combined with waste heat from an air conditioner or boiler. The programme has been running since 2008 and phase VI in 2013 is limited to 25,000 m2 (see the database of incentive programmes). In 2011 and 2012, authorities paid out grants for a total of 21,034 m² of collector area. The chart shows the collector area share in different application areas over the last two years. According to the programme’s administrator, the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency (DEDE), the majority of the subsidies went to process heat applications in the industry, followed by hotels, farms and hospitals.
Source: DEDE

Thailand: Advanced Training in Large-Scale Solar Thermal Applications

Submitted by Baerbel Epp on October 10, 2012

The solar thermal week of the Thai-German Renewable Energy Advanced Training 2012 in Bangkok in September attracted a fair number of around 20 national and international participants (see photo). Professor Christoph Menke from the German University of Applied Sciences Trier (ninth from left) hold lectures on how to plan, mount and operate large-scale solar water heating systems for hotels and industrial processes. In addition to the solar thermal training, the three-week course for advanced learners also offered one week each for bio-energy and photovoltaics. The entire event was organised by the Thai Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (JGSEE) and supported by the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD.
Photo: JGSEE

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